Palate: dark fruit, spice, earthy, soft tannin
Nose: earthy, savoury, olive , meaty
Pairing: Beef, chicken, Indian
Sallyanne's Winter Pick:
There’s no place like Rhone… and this little gem, Francois Roumieux (pronounced Romeo) brings a whole lot of love… To your balcony or wherever you choose to enjoy him. I mean it. Enjoy it. A jovial demonstration of the renowned Châteauneuf-du-Pape Region of Cotes du Rhone; this Syrah brings richness in colour and spice, while the Grenache balances it beautifully with structure and aromatic complexity. A match made in heaven this drop is one for the Winter months.
The Rhône wine region is in Southern France. It is France’s third largest wine producing region. The area has two sub regions; Northern Rhône and Southern Rhône. Despite the close proximity, they have very different soils, geography, climate and grape varieties. The south is known for leathery and fruity red blends. Primary varietals here include GSM Blend, Rosé, Marsanne Blend, Muscat Blanc. The north, meanwhile, produces savoury, herbaceous Syrah, as well as Marsanne and Viognier.